CFL Listens To Their Fans

Mike BurseCorrespondent IMay 13, 2009

TORONTO - NOVEMBER 25:  James Johnson #19 of the Saskatchewan Rough Riders jumps over a fallen Ryan Dinwiddie #4 after his interception to score a touchdown to tie the game 7-7 against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers during the second quarter of the 95th Grey Cup on November 25, 2007 at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  Johnson would be the MVP in a 23-19 Rough Rider win.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

On monday the CFL approved four rule changes for the upcoming season, these rules were suggested by fans. It is good to see a professional sports league listening to their fans:

1) Following a safety the kickoff has been moved back 10 yards to the 25 yard line.

2) Allowing coaches to use "wildcat" formations that would move the quarterback around, instead of requiring him to stand behind or under centre.

3) Requiring a team that makes a field goal to kick off rather than give the receiving the team the option of taking the ball at its 35-yard-line

4) Giving a team a third instant replay challenge if its first two are successful.

The league received over 2,000 submissions from fans and the above four were the ones found to have the most merit.

Looks like the CFL has listened and judging by these rules the game should open up and be more high scoring than in years past. I enjoy the CFL as I find it to be a more offensive game than the NFL.

I cannot wait for the upcoming season! If only the Tiger Cats can finally have a winning season...or am I just asking for too much?